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SCCC’s CRU to host talent show

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Thursday, November 12, 2015,
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.,
Student Center Theater

Sussex County Community College’s CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) will host its 7th Annual Holiday Musical Talent Show. SCCC faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to participate and celebrate the reason for the season. Music should be Christ centered and can include traditional, rock, gospel or rap. Cake and coffee will be served. Admission is $1.00 with all proceeds donated to Samaritan’s Purse.

Interested talent should contact Professor Wade at: or visit:

Dream Interpretation

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Tuesday, November  17
10:50 am
Student Center Theater

Dr. Francesco Ancona, professor of English at Sussex County Community College, will explore how to decipher the meanings behind your dreams. The presentation is also open to the public at no charge.

“The presentation explains what Freud termed the ‘language’ of dreams to enable attendees to interpret their own dreams, as no one can do so better than the dreamers themselves – especially with a cup of coffee, glass of wine, and a good friend,” said Dr. Ancona.

The presentation will also include the process of keeping a dream diary and will include plenty of time for answering questions.

SCCC Presents Agatha Christie’s “A Murder Is Announced”

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Friday, November 20 at 7:30 pm;
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 pm;
Sunday, November 22 at 3 pm;
Performing Arts Center

Sussex County Community College will present A Murder is Announced, adapted by Leslie Darbon from a story by Agatha Christie.

The play opens with an announcement in the local paper that states the time and place of when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, and a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns.

A Murder is Announced is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Following the Sunday 11/22 performance there will be a reception in the Lobby for the Exhibit of the works by Artist Claudia Arbizu sponsored by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council

Rockabilly Night

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Headliner: Gashouse Gorillas

Thursday, July 14
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:00 pm
Admission: FREE

Gashouse Gorillas
Gas House Gorillas hail from New Jersey and wear leather caps and kilts with Rick Fink on lead vocals, Crusher Carmean on bass, Oscar Rodriguez on guitar and Eddie Everett on drums.
There’s is an interesting sound, a mix of jump blues, rock and roll, and even a pop punk edge.

Rick Fink on vocal – Fink found his calling when he formed the Gas House Gorillas. His song writing skills and boundless high energy performances blur the lines that separate Jump Blues, Rock,and vintage Rhythm & Blues, creating an experience that can only be had at a Gorillas’ show. He has had a major label deal (Sony Records), a management deal, and several independent releases to his credit.

Crusher Carmean on  bass – Named “Crusher” because of his penchant for turning a perfectly good instrument into kindling, Carmean is a thrill to watch. He finally had to build something that could withstand the kicking, spinning and tossing that his trademark aluminum bass endures on a nightly basis. Crusher has played with Sleepy LaBeef, the Razorbacks, the Rockats and was the founding member of the Crescent City Maulers.

Oscar Rodriguez on guitar – At the age of 24, Oscar  has been tearing up the fret board for nearly 9 years building a solid reputation locally as an amazingly versatile musician. He has studied with Gary Lucas (from Captain Beefheart) and shared the stage with famed saxophonist Greg Osby among others.

Eddie Everett on drums – Eddie is a killer drummer and been with the band for 5 years. In addition to his fine skills as a musician and has played venues all over the world performing with artists like Brian Setzer, Wanda Jackson, David Bromberg, Tommy Conwell and The Rockats.




This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Salute to Broadway Night

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Headliner: SCCC students & community performers

Thursday, July 2
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Health/Fitness Class beings at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

SCCC’s most talented students and accomplished members of the community will celebrate the American Broadway Musical, and some of its influences, featuring hits from the golden age through contemporary musicals popular today.


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Doo Wop and Rock ‘n’ Roll Night

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Opening: Desire

Thursday, July 7
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

Jersey Sound

Jersey Sound is one of the Tri-State area’s premier oldies band, known for its versatility and talented members. Jersey Sound is putting its own spin on the music industry by giving people a combination of music genres creating delectable sounds the ear can only imagine. These incredibly talented musicians and singers come from different musical backgrounds to form one of New Jersey’s most requested bands. They offer an eclectic blend of Oldies, Motown, R&B and Pop. With the very best vocalists and a killer rhythm section holding it all together, The “Jersey Sound” experience is one you will never forget!

Jersey Sound has performed at a number of Active Adult Communities in the Tri-State area. They have been a regular performer at the “Summer Concert Series” throughout the state of NJ. Some of the towns they have performed in are Manchester, Bradley Beach, Fort Lee, Bloomfield, Carteret, Berkeley Township and Secaucus.

Jersey Sound had the privilege of performing at Frankie Valli’s “Man of the Year” dinner in 2006, which was attended by over 600 guests. They also had the honor of performing at Jersey Boys own Tommy De Vito’s birthday party in July 2008 (founding member of the Four Seasons and Rock N Roll hall of fame member).


Desire is a professional vocal group specializing in the oldies from the 50’s and 60’s, with a strong group harmony sound. Several members of Desire have performed together for over 35 years as part of other oldies groups including The Paramounts, Memory and Harborside. In 1981, Desire recorded for AVE. D records with Memory.

Desire has opened for Jay Leno and has performed with many major acts such as The Harptones, The Duprees, The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Dubs, Arlene Smith of The Chantels, The Capris, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, The Earls and many others.


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

60’s Music

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Ready Steady 60s

Thursday, July 21
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

Ready Steady 60s

‘Ready Steady 60s!’, a five-person band of veteran NY/NJ area musicians and singers, share a collective passion for the music of The Sixties. In addition to playing classics with amazing fidelity to the originals, Ready Steady 60s! gives a multimedia show that immerses the audience in the heady days of the 1960s.

“It was an era of incredible innovation and creativity in popular music and in our whole culture” says lead singer and founder Kevin Richards’. Along with the Beatles, all the bands of that period were some of of the biggest driving forces for change in all aspects of our lives. Those heavenly harmonies, the beats, and those fantastic songs sound just as fresh and vital today as when they were first created.

“We’re not the typical 60s tribute band in that we don’t try to exactly copy the look of any particular band or person of the ere,” says bassist Kerri Freda. “But we do try to evoke the spirit of the times in our dress, our overall manner, and above all in our playing and singing. We use the original instruments, drums and amps to recapture that classic 60s sound.“

‘Ready Steady 60s!’ is perfectly suited to performances at medium to large clubs, county fairs and festivals, 60s theme weddings, parties and corporate events, and school reunions. “We really enjoy playing for schools and charities in the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area“ keyboardist Steve Goodman noted.


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Billy Joel Tribute

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Streetlife Serenade

Thursday, July 28
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

If you love Billy then you’ll enjoy the sounds and music of Streetlife Serenade. Their music pays tribute to the singer and his songs.

Band Members:

Joe Petrosine a/k/a Billy Joe – Lead Vocals
Frank Porcelli – Guitar & Vocals
Marc Smith – Bass & Vocals
Gerard Russoniello – Drums & Vocals
Larry Samuels – Keyboard
Russ Paladino – Sax & Vocals


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Grateful Dead Tribute

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IDB – Grateful Dead Tribute

Thursday, August 4
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

IDB is a New Jersey based quintet that combines decades of live performance experience, unique improvisational skills, and a love of the Grateful Dead. The result is a unique blend of music that’s creating a buzz and drawing bigger and bigger crowds at each tri-state area show. Playing songs from each unique era of the Dead, each member of IDB brings their own style to every song to make it their own.

IDB is not a tribute band, but a group of musicians who pay tribute to the style and experience of a Grateful Dead concert each and every time they take the stage.
Band Members:

– Mike Jaskewicz – Guitars and Vocals
– John Nemeth – Bass and Vocals
– Chris Repetto – Guitars and Vocals
– Steve Runyon – Keyboards and Vocals
– Jim Russo – Drums and Percussion


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

SCCC Students to Perform Comedy “Almost, Maine”

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A charmer…Unexpected magic lingers in the air like someone’s breath on a cold winter’s night. John Cariani aims for the heart by way of the funny bone.” —Star-Ledger. “…a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts.” —NY Times.

The production of ALMOST, MAINE will be performed by the Sussex County Community College’s Performing Arts Club in the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. SCCC students Jessica Kabbash will be the Producer while Katerina Slaska and Ashley Hohmann, a theater arts major, will be directing the various vignettes. Club Advisors Stella Trikouros, SCCC Theater Faculty, and Bryan Zellmer, SCCC Assistant Cultural Affairs Director, are proud of the creativity, talent and maturity of these SCCC students. They urge everyone to come to see this humorous play that will touch people of all ages.

The students of the SCCC Performing Arts Club selected ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani for its student production because of the humor and the characters that they could relate to in the independent but related scenes. The story takes place “…on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost — in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.” —DPS.

The cast and crew from SCCC and the Community include:
Branchville – Ethan Connelly; Byram – Zaida Cseke;
Franklin – Aly Lewis; Newton – Connor Doherty, Ivan Gonzales, Megan Smaletz;
Ogdensburg – Abigail Brandner, Jessica Kabbash, Katerina Slaska;
Sparta – Eric Fredericksen, Connor Nelms, Mark Witten;
Stockholm – Cassandra Maguire, Taylor Turkington;
Vernon – Joe Marotta; Walpack – Tristan Dunzelman;
Wantage – Marcus Gomez, Ashley Hohmann, Kristin Hohmann;
West Milford – Matt Dorniak

Tickets are $7 for SCCC students, faculty, staff, and under 18 years of age; $8 for senior citizens; $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online through the SCCC Box Office at, by calling 973-300-7900 or at the door.

This production is made possible through Dramatists Play Service, Inc.440 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10016